19 Practical Ways to Use Origami

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Origami is fun to make, but then what can you do with it? Since shelf space is limited, here are nineteen practical ideas for what to do with your lovely origami creations.

1. A low-maintenance fish tank.

via Mille Gru di carta

Origami personal aquarium - set of three angelfishes
MilleGrudicarta

2. Clean, classy lamp shade.

via Studio Snowpuppe

Chestnut paper origami lampshade white
nellianna

3. Eco-friendly earrings.

via Jye

Grey Origami earrings Eco friendly silk OOAK
Joliejye

4. Lighted tree with origami blossoms.

via Nikki Cross Applesauce

Flora Luminescence LED lighted Flowering Origami Tree Decoration
NikkiCrossApplesauce
Flora Luminescence LED lighted Flowering Origami Tree Decoration
NikkiCrossApplesauce

5. Incredible table lamp.

via Golden Heart Illuminations

Gold and Red Segmented Crescent Origami Table Lantern
GHIlluminations

6. Wedding bouquets that never die.

via Posh Studios

Paper Flower Bridesmaid Bouquet - Origami
PoshStudios

7. Lighted garlands.

via Origami By Wingy

Origami patterned cube lantern strip light
OrigamiByWingy

8. Paper globe – made of recycled map.

via bookBW

Paper Globe - Large 10 inch Origami Kusudama recycled map
bookBW

9. Perfect baby mobiles.

via KDVST

Baby Crib Origami Mobile
Kidivist

10. Paper clock.

via Gifted Papers

1st Anniversary Gift - Love - Origami Clock
Giftedpapers

11. Ornaments for any time of year.

via Rigmarole

Handmade Origami Star Ornaments
Rigmarole

12. Origami-filled bottle necklaces.

via Bubble Box

Miniature Origami Cranes Pendant
BubbleBox

13. Confess that you love somebody.

via Lulu’s Little Shop

Origami Blue Diamond
luluslittleshop

14. Uber cool brooches – like this Atlas beetle.

via Catamation

BINARY origami atlas beetle pin
catamation

15. Wedding cake toppers.

via Jinni In The Lamp

The bride and the groom free style origami elephant sculpture
JinniInTheLamp

16. Fancy up a bobby pin.

via CMC Creations

Bobby Pin Origami Peace Crane Hair Clip
CMCCreations

17. Table place cards.

via Granny Panty Designs

Upcycled Map Flower - Place Card / Table Number Holder
GrannyPantyDesigns

18. Paper bowl – this one is made of tea bag wrappers [!].

via Ruti’s Roots

Origami Paper Bowl - made out of tea bag wrappers
RutisRoots

19. A gift to anyone who you love.

(The origami peace crane symbolizes honor and loyalty.)

via Peace Crane Greetings

Mother Card Origami Greeting in box
peacecranegreetings
 

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